Uruvam: 1 definition

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Uruvam means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)

Uruvam-valipādu refers to “image worship” and represents one of the main systems of worship in Tamilnadu.—The ancient śilpis have classified the revelation of the Primary Energy into three states [viz., vyakta/śakala (morphic/fully manifest in anthromorphic)]. Vyakta or śakala or uruvam (in Tamil) is the form where the body is well defined and is represented in a perceivable, tangible manner. The images of Candraśekhara, Murukan and Viṣṇu come under this state of form.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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